City Of Ashes Sparknotes

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City Of Ashes, is an extraordinary book by Cassandra Clare, which was published on March 25th 2008, by and is actually the second book of The Mortal Instruments series, in this book Clary Fray is having some problems in which Simon her best friend is in love with her; Jace, her crush, is actually her brother; her mom is in the hospital in a coma — oh and her dad is making an army of demon to take over the world. The story begins when Clary returns to the institute and receives a text from Isabelle, saying that Jace has frustrated the Inquisitor and has been jailed in the Silent City. While sitting in his chamber, Jace hears something attacking the Silent Brothers and discovers that Valentine has killed them to get the second Mortal Instrument which is the Mortal Sword. So Clary, Isabelle, and Alec respond to a call from the Silent City, only to discover the assassination of the Silent Brothers. Clary frees Jace using an improved version of the opening rune, only for the Inquisitor to appear and accuse Jace of going along with Valentine, since Jace was going to go on trial by the sword, but now it is gone. Magnus Bane volunteers to keep Jace locked up in his apartment, in which he and the others try to figure out Valentine's possible plans. After that, Jace receives an offer from the Queen of the Seelie Court (faerie court), to visit her. Jace goes with Simon, Isabelle and Clary. They convince the Queen to help them defeat Valentine, although the Queen says she is still not sure and also mentions how their court knows deep secrets, for example; how Jace and Clary are their father's wonderful experiments come to life. But they get confused and decide to leave. However, Clary is tricked into eating faerie food, and is only allowed... ... middle of paper ... ...nd suddenly changes her mind to wanting to start a relationship with him and that she does not care about its consequences. Yet, before she says anything, Jace tells her that he will only act as her brother, which breaks her heart. As Clary tries to recover from this, she meets a woman who introduces herself as Madeleine, which is one of Jocelyn's friends, and says that she knows how to wake up her mother. But....dies before she wakes up Jocelyn, how will Clary solve this? Overall, I think it's an amazing book because it's written so well, and it just has such a good storyline. I would recommend this book too all teenagers who love fictional/romantic books because I think it's worth reading it, even if you don't like reading. Cassandra Clare does know how to play with the readers emotions! If you read this sequel you will find yourself craving more and more.

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